Yesterday, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) held a press conference to unveil a few details of the Senate’s merged comprehensive health care bill.  Earlier in the day Reid sent a few variations of the comprehensive bill to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to be scored, so his press conference lacked a discussion of many… Read more »

Last week, forty-three House Democrats sent this letter to the House Democratic leadership asking that in the final House bill nonprofit organizations be included in any small employer subsidy.  Currently, the House bill (HR 3200) has a provision that any employer who has fewer than 25 employees whose average salary is under $40,000 that offers… Read more »

While House and Senate Democratic leaders try to cobble together enough votes to pass their health care legislation, both chambers had votes on components of reform that could signal what smaller issues could impact the passage of a larger bill. The Senate vote was a 53-47 vote against a motion to proceed on a Medicare… Read more »

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been moving forward in recent weeks crafting new regulations on net neutrality, scheduling a vote on a proposal this Thursday.  However, CongressDaily (subscription) is reporting this morning that the proposal would exempt online companies Google and Skype from the regulations and instead focus on broadband providers, like Comcast and… Read more »

The Senate Finance Committee yesterday released the legislative language for its health care reform proposal.  The massive 1,502 page bill contains few surprises, reflecting the Finance Committee mark-up earlier this month and technical corrections made to the language. Of note to the nonprofit community is the legislative language on the small employer subsidy the bill… Read more »